August 10, 2015 3:00 pm -

[su_publirb] staffers are accusing the site of taking money from Donald Trump for positive coverage.

Buzzfeed reported ported Sunday night that four anonymous sources within the organization say that the website’s management have entered into a “financial arrangement” with the billionaire reality TV star and 2016 presidential hopeful. “One current editor called the water-carrying ‘despicable’ and ’embarrassing,’” wrote BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins, “and said he was told by an executive last year that the company had a financial arrangement with Trump.”

Other editors and staffers say they have heard similar statements from management but are fuzzy on the particulars of how the relationship works. Coppins also said that a “conservative communications operative” who has worked closely with the website confirmed that Trump has established a “pay for play” relationship with the right-leaning website in which he opens his wallet in order to shape coverage of his campaign for the Republican 2016 nomination.

None of the informants would go on the record, Coppins said, for fear of losing their jobs at the conservative website.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.